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Flower Development: Open Questions and Future Directions

Wellmer, Frank and Bowman, John L. and Davies, Brendan and Ferrándiz, Cristina and Fletcher, Jennifer C. and Franks, Robert G. and Graciet, Emmanuelle and Gregis, Veronica and Ito, Toshiro and Jack, Thomas P. and Jiao, Yuling and Kater, Martin M. and Ma, Hong and Meyerowitz, Elliot M. and Prunet, Nathanaël and Riechmann, José Luis (2013) Flower Development: Open Questions and Future Directions. In: Flower Development. Methods in Molecular Biology. No.1110. Springer , New York, NY, pp. 103-124. ISBN 978-1-4614-9407-2.

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Almost three decades of genetic and molecular analyses have resulted in detailed insights into many of the processes that take place during flower development and in the identification of a large number of key regulatory genes that control these processes. Despite this impressive progress, many questions about how flower development is controlled in different angiosperm species remain unanswered. In this chapter, we discuss some of these open questions and the experimental strategies with which they could be addressed. Specifically, we focus on the areas of floral meristem development and patterning, floral organ specification and differentiation, as well as on the molecular mechanisms underlying the evolutionary changes that have led to the astounding variations in flower size and architecture among extant and extinct angiosperms.

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Ito, Toshiro0000-0002-8206-2787
Jiao, Yuling0000-0002-1189-1676
Meyerowitz, Elliot M.0000-0003-4798-5153
Prunet, Nathanaël0000-0002-8939-5920
Additional Information:© 2014 Springer Science+Business Media, New York.
Subject Keywords:Flower development; Floral meristems; ABC model; Floral evolution
Series Name:Methods in Molecular Biology
Issue or Number:1110
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ID Code:72700
Deposited By: Tony Diaz
Deposited On:09 Dec 2016 23:55
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